A few weekends ago, I was in Zara and saw the most fantastic skirt. I knew right then it’s what I wanted to wear to the Stars Dinner. However I didn’t want to pay $70 for it. And of course I got struck with “I could make that!” syndrome (again.) The key though would be finding the right material. After searching hi and low for the gold bottom layer I finally found it on Ebay here. It was only $7 a yard! Then, I came across the top, sheer layer at High Fashion Fabric ($13 a yard). My only complaint was that they didn’t have it in the “putty” color I was really looking for. Oh well, what are you gonna do? To finish, I used some black 2″ wide elastic and made the easiest elastic-wait skirt ever. (See it in progress here.) If you don’t know just how easy it is, there is a great tutorial for one here. But mine wasn’t even that complicated because it is sans pockets and NO HEMMING required!!! Looking at it now, I would have added MANY more pleats, but it really would have made it more of a cream color instead of what it was. But, maybe for another day. (It would be fun to do this in other colors.) I accessorized with my shoes from last year, a black tank top and this black jacket. Easiest outfit ever….